MAR 2018

ConventionSouth magazine is the leading resource for meeting planners who book all types of events, conventions, conferences and group travel in the south.

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ M A R C H 2 0 1 8 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 30 Annual CVB Issue! Sponsored Content David Montgomery, Vice President of Sales A seasoned, 24-year hospitality and tourism expert, David has a passion for delivering world-class meeting experiences and loves all things Greenville. (864) 421-0000 ext. 104 VisitGreenvilleSC VisitGreenvilleSC (VGSC), we are increasing our focus on groups and meeting business. It's easy to see why Travel + Leisure recently ranked Greenville, South Carolina the "#2 Place To Travel in 2018 (In the World)" – our convenient Southeast location and tremendous variety of venues, facilities, accommodations and restaurants are making us one of the hottest emerging travel (and meeting!) destinations of the year. 2017 brought significant growth to Greenville, S.C., with 400 new hotel rooms introduced into the market. Continued growth in 2018 will offer an expanded range of accommodations options for planners, with an additional 550 downtown hotel rooms being added in the year ahead. The new inventory will further equip local hotels to create memorable meeting experiences for corporate and association groups. We make the meeting planner's job easy. Our team of dedicated destination professionals delivers turnkey solutions to planners who don't have time to source multiple properties individually, assisting throughout the RFP and proposal process while partnering with the Greenville hospitality community to build a proposal tailored to the planner's specifications, preferences, and direction. After introducing a planner to local suppliers to conduct a site visit or diving into the contracting process, our dedicated Convention Services Manager acts as a consistent contact for both the planner and the VGSC community. We help plan it, promote it and produce it—leaving both planners and attendees happy (maybe that's why our logo is always smiling)…. We listen. Whether it's a planner's first contact or a site-selection committee visiting Greenville, SC, we learn about their needs and carefully select venues, hotels, and services to provide the best package Greenville has to offer. Greenville is not a one-hit wonder— meeting and convention attendees love to come back for business and pleasure! We streamline communication with planners. In addition to utilizing the popular industry tool, Cvent, our team uses the industry leader in DMO technology, Simpleview, integrated with our award-winning website, Get more planning details at where you can easily submit an RFP and hear from a member of our team. We're not just any Greenville – we're yeah, THAT Greenville! n Greenville, SC: THAT Turnkey Meeting Destination At Liberty Bridge at Falls Park on the Reedy

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